2018 Awards of Excellence FAQ


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Q: What is the “Gala?”
A: The CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter hosts an awards reception every year to honor leaders in our CoreNet community, and highlight partnerships and projects. This evening event is “Business Attire” and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, a (very brief!) awards presentation, dessert and coffee. 

Q: Can I purchase just one ticket?
A: Single tickets can be purchased and are considered “Evening Sponsors.” Individual attendees will be placed at tables by our planning committee. 

Q: I am an end user, how can I attend?
A: Gala attendance is complimentary for all End User members as a benefit to chapter membership. This means End Users who are otherwise restricted by entertainment rules from their employees can typically attend. End Users are either invited by Service Providers to sit at their tables, or, the planning committee finds seating for our End Users. 

Q: What are marketing options for non-annual sponsors?
A: Gala sponsorship and marketing opportunities are open to all, even non-members. 

Q: How do I nominate?
A: Nominating is fast and easy—100% online this year. We have categories for Young Leaders, Partnership, and Workplace of the Year, which for the first time has three exciting sub categories. Visit our nomination page for details. Nominations are due April 6. 

Q: Can non-members attend?
A: Yes!  

Q: We are platinum annual sponsors and received a table with our sponsorship, but want to add another table. How does that work?
A: All annual sponsors can upgrade to add seats and tables. As an annual sponsor, your additional ½ and full tables will be based on 10 seats. Contact us to reserved your table.

Q: We are silver annual sponsors and received a half table with our sponsorship, but want to upgrade to a full table at the event. How does that work?
A: Silver annual sponsors can upgrade to a full table by purchasing a Half Table Sponsorship. As an annual sponsor, your additional ½ table will give you a full table of 10 seats. Contact us to reserved your table. 

Q: I am a furniture service provider. Can I nominate a project even if my client is not a CoreNet Member?
A: Yes! Only one member of the nominated project team must be a current CoreNet Global member. 

Q: I’d like to nominate a Young Leader who works for an Architecture firm. Are service providers eligible?
A: Yes! The Young Leader category is open to all CoreNet Mid-Atlantic members 35 or younger. 

Q: Will nominees receive any pre-event promotion?
A: Yes! We will be promoting lists of nominees in all categories through social media, email newsletters and on our website before, during, and after the event.

Q: What if I need to cancel?
A: Cancellations received 1 week from the event date will receive a full refund. No refund will be granted after that date.